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Mathematician - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Mathematician"

How much does a Mathematician in the federal government get paid? $146,801.25* *Based on the 2021 average.

Mathematician was the 340th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 162 employed. The most common payscale was the scientific and engineering professional payscale.

In 2021, the National Institute of Standards and Technology hired the most employees titled Mathematics, with an average salary of $139,255.

Government Mathematics jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Mathematics job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired a Mathematician

Mathematician Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Mathematician is $146,801.25. The highest paid Mathematician made $275,800 in 2021.

Common Mathematician Payscales

Payscale Number of Mathematics Employees
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 54
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 28
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 27
GS - General Schedule 23
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 12
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 4
ST - Scientific And Professional 3
RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose 3
OR - Employees Of The Office Of Financial Research (ofr) Within The Department Of The Treasury 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
CN - Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protect(cfpb) Independent Agcy Within The Fed Res Syst(use By Cfpb Only) 1
EE - Expert (other) 1
ES - Senior Executive Service 1
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 1
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 1

Starting Paygrade: $36,070.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Mathematics jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
HistoryProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Food TechnologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Soil ScienceProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Paralegal SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Telephone OperatingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Mathematics Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Mathematician was $101,721. Since then, the average pay has increased to $146,801 in 2021.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1520.

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